Ready Boost

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by rob162, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. rob162

    rob162 New Member

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    What is the maximum amount of memory use can use on your memory stick for ready boost. (say the memory stick was 1GB)
     
  2. 930MB on a 1GB San Disk Cruzer with U3 but the U3 files are still on the drive
     
  3. Beretti

    Beretti New Member

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    What is ReadyBoost anyway?
     
  4. Acording to Microsoft, Readyboost helps when you need more Memory for many programs to run at once, but I am not sure if it is true.
     
  5. Kerry

    Kerry Honorable Member

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    I bought a 2GB Apacer Handi-Steno HT-203 (supposedly the fastest) USB stick for my 2GB RAM Vista Ultimate PC w/2 WD 10K RPM Raptor HDDs and try as hard as I could , so as to justify the time and expense, I didn't notice an improvement in speed. I did see that the LED on the USB stick was flickering most all the time, lots of activity, but no sense of immediate refreshing of anything I had been working on.

    I now use the Apacer for an emergency backup our web sites so I'm OK with the purchase.

    It configures itself when you plug it in with a simple, "YES use for Ready Boost," and it can easily be reconfigured to use as a regular USB HDD.

    Your experience may vary.

    Kerry
     
  6. k4m1k4z3

    k4m1k4z3 New Member

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    from what I gather, The ready boost can help you alot if you would normally depend on paging files...(meaning you don't have much ram)
    *(paging file is an area on the Hard Disk that Windows uses as if it is RAM)
    *The hard drive is much slower to read from than a high speed flash drive

    so say your comp has only 512 MB Ram; using ready boost would be much faster than using paging files on the hard drive to edit movies or whatever other high resource programs you run.

    I have noticed that it seems to slow my comp down if I try using ready boost because 2 GB of ram takes care of most every day tasks and I don't usually need to use page files.
     
  7. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Readyboost only helps if your short on RAM. If you have 2GB or more don't bother.
     
  8. nicamarvin

    nicamarvin New Member

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    this kind of short of RAM?

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  9. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    LOL, yeah that short :)
     

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